Speaking of 2nd Avenue…and just in case you haven’t heard: Urban Standard is open again! Kudos to owner Tom Wrzesien and his amazing staff for persevering while the popular coffeehouse underwent three months of repairs following a fire that destroyed the kitchen and caused serious smoke damage. We’re so glad to have y’all back on 2nd! Urban Standard is again partnering with our Urban Food Project team to source a significant portion of their menu from Alabama farmers. The purchases of local restaurants like Urban Standard help offset the costs of helping corner stores in Birmingham’s food deserts offer fresh fruits and vegetables. We call it a triple-net investment!
After opening Chocolatà Artisanal Chocolatier in 2017, Kathy D’Agostino has enjoyed watching the once quiet streets of downtown Birmingham come back to life. REV sat down with her to learn more about how she landed here, where she thinks the city is heading, and why Chocolata believes in Birmingham.
Join Young Pioneers of Birmingham, in support of REV Birmingham, on Thursday, June 6 for a discussion about the Importance of Place with the Alabama Futures Fund, hosted at downtown Birmingham’s brand new Harvest Market!